Rosette inlay

New Kingdom, Dynasty 19
1295–1186 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Tell el-Yahudiya, Palace of Ramesses III


Depth x Diameter: 0.6 x 3.5 cm (1/4 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Polychrome faience

Not On View


The Ancient World


Tile and inlays

This circular inlay of polychrome faience bears a gray rosette/flower design with 8 inlaid inner petals of white with a raised central yellow circle. Some of the glaze remains, though much surface wear is evident; a great deal of the gray glaze has worn down to the underlying paste, which is (or has discolored to) a brownish color.


FromTell el-Yahudiya, palace of Ramesses III. 1887-88: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; awarded to the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription